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Despite concerns over the Turkish Islamic organization DITIB's relationship with Ankara, the German government will continue to provide the organization funds for projects, according to a newspaper report on Thursday.

DITIB, however, will be given significantly less money than in previous years, the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper reported, citing an Interior Ministry response to an inquiry from the Greens.

Berlin plans to give the Turkish-Islamic union €297,500 euros ($349,800) for projects in 2018 — about 20 percent of what DITIB received in 2017 and less than 10 percent of what it was given in 2016.


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